20 > 23-03-2014 – Festival VIA / Mobile Award / NetArt Exhibition

20 > 23-03-2014 – Festival VIA / Mobile Award / NetArt Exhibition

Exposition spamm.be + Mobile Awards
Mons > Le Manège/Maison Folie > 12-18:00
City Lights (Digital Video Windows)
UMons > Université > 20:00

Launched by Transcultures on the occasion of the Transnomades festival as part of the Quinzaine numérique initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation Wallonia- Brussels in 2013, the Mobile Awards – Art (s) & Network (s) intend to stimulate creative digital network giving it greater visibility. For the festival VIA organised by le manège.mons and the Manège in Maubeuge, the Mobile Awards 2014 focus are on connected works, web and net art (gifs / glitches, Neen Art, memes, web systems…). The three winners of the 2014 call for proposals (check the Mobile Awards 2014 call for proposals on transcultures.be) will be exhibited in the Maison Folie in Mons end of March. Transcultures also offers for VIA (associated to the digital coupole of Mons recently initiated by Mons 2015) : a special exhibition GIF Art (animated images from the Web), the generator Poïétique, a participatory work invented by the artist / researcher Olivier Auber and a didactic exhibition Net Art, spamm.be. The latter is related to the eponymous online platform that presents a series of works showing the international diversity of creative connected arts today, with also a selection of critical texts. It was launched in 2013 by Transcultures, in collaboration with the artist Systaime (founder and moderator of the Super Modern Art Museum – spamm.fr). Artist/curator Jacques Urbanska (arts-numeriques.info) welcomes the visitors to its Web < iframes > matrix providing presentations and workshops (in the context of the workshops Nomades numériques recently aunched by le manège.mons in collaboration with Transcultures) as an introduction to creative diversity of Net Art.

City-Lights-VIA_Transcultures-2014City Lights is an evolving project initiated by numediart (Institute for New Media Art and Technology from the University of Mons) changing the facade of the building of University of Mons –rue Houdain, in an architectural mapping. This installation consists of 14 connected projectors behind the windows, and projecting on numerically controlled electric shutters. For VIA 2014, Transcultures commissioned digital/video artists (including Thomas Israël – Belgium and Kika Nicolela – Brazil –check the City Lights call for proposals on transcultures.be) also involving students of the school Arts2 (including Vivian Barigand, François Martin, Emmanuel Selva). These various projections of the same size but varied aesthetic, give a foretaste of what will be installed in 2015, involving other partners and a Web interface.

Production expositions spamm.be + web art : Transcultures with Mons 2015 and the manège.mons.
Production City Lights (Digital Video Windows) : numediart/Umons, Transcultures.
workshop and Net Art talk : manège.mons, Transcultures, in the framework of projet nomade / Feder Interreg IV France Wallonie-Vlanderen

  • free entrance
  • spamm.be + special Web Art exhibition 12 > 18:00
    opening + drink on March 20th 12am
    workshop NetArt introduction, 20 + 21.03, 14 > 16:00
    Maison Folie (Espace des Possibles 1er étage), entrée 1 rue du gouvernement, Mons
  • City Lights
    Umons, 9 rue Houdain, Mons
  • spamm.betranscultures.benumediart.org